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Aimee

I am a total audiobook addict! I travel quite a bit for work and listen to them while I drive. Always searching for a good author to follow

Christchurch, New Zealand | Member Since 2013

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  • 53 reviews
  • 54 ratings
  • 117 titles in library
  • 60 purchased in 2014
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  • Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Marian Keyes
    • Narrated By Gerri Halligan
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Unlike the rest of her family, Maggie Walsh has always done the right thing - that is until the day she leaves her husband and takes refuge with her friend Emily, a screenwriter in Los Angeles - a city where even the palm trees are skinny.

    Kimberly says: "Good story -- GREAT narrator"
    "I love the Walsh family"
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    Performance
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    Would you listen to Angels again? Why?

    Yes I would listen to it again


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked all of them, but Maggie was the best


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great story about another one of the Walsh girls. I just love these stories :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I'll Give You the Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jandy Nelson
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Jesse Bernstein
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    Jude and her brother, Noah, are incredibly close twins. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude surfs and cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and divisive ways…until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as an unpredictable new mentor.

    FanB14 says: "As Bright as 1000 White Hot Suns"
    "I'll give you the sun"
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    Where does I'll Give You the Sun rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enjoyed it but it would only be in my top 40 of books. I have listened to some amazing books this year


    Have you listened to any of Julia Whelan and Jesse Bernstein ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to Julia a few times but never Jesse, he was nice to listen to


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the story and liked how part of it was told when they were 13 and the other part from 16. It's well worth listening to

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ketchup Clouds

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Annabel Pitcher
    • Narrated By Julie Maisey
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Zoe has an unconventional pen pal - Mr. Stuart Harris, a Texas Death Row inmate and convicted murderer. But then again, Zoe has an unconventional story to tell. A story about how she fell for two brothers, betrayed one of them, and killed the other. Hidden away in her backyard shed in the middle of the night with a jam sandwich in one hand and a pen in the other, Zoe gives a voice to her heart and her fears after months of silence. Mr. Harris may never respond to Zoe's letters, but at least somebody will know her story...

    Aimee says: "ketchup clouds"
    "ketchup clouds"
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    If you could sum up Ketchup Clouds in three words, what would they be?

    A maz ing :)


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really enjoyed the concept, how you had to read it via letters Zoe wrote to Stuart on death row


    What about Julie Maisey’s performance did you like?

    She is my favorite narator and I quite often search for books she narrates. She is so lovely to listen to and she does the mens voices really well


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had a few laughs and I almost cried in parts. I felt on edge and just wanted to know what happened in the end.


    Any additional comments?

    I got this book because I had just finished 'my sister liveson the mantelpiece', that was fabulos and so was this one! I will defiantly keep an eye out for this authors next book, her writing is wonderful and she had me hooked from the first chapter to the last.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Annabel Pitcher
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (64)

    To 10-year-old Jamie, his family has fallen apart because of the loss of someone he barely remembers: his sister Rose, who died five years ago in a terrorist bombing. To his father, life is impossible to make sense of when he lives in a world that could so cruelly take away a 10-year-old girl. To Rose's surviving 15-year-old twin, Jas, every day she lives in Rose's ever-present shadow, forever feeling the loss like a limb, but unable to be seen for herself alone.

    Caitlin Dixon says: "Excellent narration"
    "WOW"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece?

    I loved the story told by a 10 year old boy


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jamie, he was fantastic


    What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?

    He was great to listen too. I will seek more from him


    Any additional comments?

    This was an amazing story of friendship, family, love and loss!
    I couldn't stop listening and just loved it. I laughed, I cried, I got angry and happy all through this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Birds and the Bees

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Milly Johnson
    • Narrated By Becky Hindley
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (68)

    Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only a week to go till her wedding when her fiancé Matthew runs off with her glamorous friend Jo MacLean. But Stevie knows exactly how to win her man back. Adam MacLean is aslo determined to get back his lady, Jo. All he needs to do is convince Stevie that they should team up – a prospect neither of them finds attractive, seeing as each blames the other for the mess they now find themselves in.

    Jan says: "Enjoyable read"
    "The Birds and the Bees"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Birds and the Bees?

    I love the story between Stevie and Adam


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Adam! I love the way Milly writes her leading men


    Which character – as performed by Becky Hindley – was your favorite?

    Adam - she does a great Scottish accent


    Who was the most memorable character of The Birds and the Bees and why?

    Adam again, he is a big softie. I also really liked Stevie and her best friends Katherine and Eddie


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fantastic book. I love the characters, even the nasty ones!! I love Milly Johnson books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Accidents of Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Randy Susan Meyers
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    Maddy is a social worker trying to balance her career and three children. Years ago, she fell in love with Ben, a public defender, drawn to his fiery passion, but now he's lashing out at her during his periodic verbal furies. She vacillates between tiptoeing around him and asserting herself for the sake of their kids - which works to keep a fragile peace - until the rainy day when they're together in the car and Ben's volatile temper gets the best of him, leaving Maddy in the hospital fighting for her life.

    Daryl says: "Searing, honest... I loved this book!"
    "Accidents of Marriage"
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    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Accidents of Marriage?

    I found the book interesting and the characters were very well written


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Emma, and enjoyed her chapters of the book the most


    What about Susan Bennett’s performance did you like?

    She was fantastic to listen to, really bought the book to life for me


    Any additional comments?

    I felt quite torn listening to this book!! I changed my mind and views on some of the characters, especially Ben, parts of the book I hated him and other parts I was on his side and felt for him.
    This book makes you think though! I makes you think you should always treat the ones you love the way they deserve to be treated, as well as not take things that your partners do for granted!
    I enjoyed the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • White Wedding

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Milly Johnson
    • Narrated By Colleen Prendergast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Bel is in the midst of planning her perfect wedding when disaster strikes. Can she hold it all together and turn disaster into triumph? Bel's friend, ice-cream parlour owner Violet, is engaged to Glyn. But however trapped she feels, she can't quite say the words, "I don't want to marry you anymore". Then, just when she's about to give up and resign herself to married life, she finds love in the most surprising of places. Max was planning a quick registry office do until she sees a TV programme about traveller brides and becomes determined to have the most extravagant wedding ever.

    Jan says: "Magnificent Milly again."
    "White Wedding"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would, I love all Milly Johnson Books


    What was one of the most memorable moments of White Wedding?

    It's all really good but I like it when Belle and Dan Regent get to know each other at the cottages.


    What does Colleen Prendergast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She does really good accents


    Any additional comments?

    Another fantastic Milly Johnson book. I love her characters in all of her books, also a couple of characters from other books show up in this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Autumn Crush

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Milly Johnson
    • Narrated By Colleen Prendergast
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    After a bruising divorce, headstrong Juliet Miller invests in a flat and advertises for a flatmate. Along comes Floz, raw from her own relationship split. When Juliet's brother, Guy, meets Floz, he is overcome with a massive crush. Can Guy turn Floz's affection for his family into love for him? Guy's best friend, Steve, has always had a crush on Juliet. After a night of too much wine, they end up in bed. Convinced that Juliet doesn't feel the same way he does, Steve agrees to a “just-sex” relationship until they find their dream partners.

    Jan says: "Milly Johnson must Have"
    "An Autumn Crush"
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    Story
    What other book might you compare An Autumn Crush to and why?

    I would compare it to other Milly Johnson books, which are all great!!


    What about Colleen Prendergast’s performance did you like?

    Colleen is lovely to listen to. She does a great Canadian accent and an Irish one


    Who was the most memorable character of An Autumn Crush and why?

    I love Steve Feast in this book. He is a wonderful character.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fantastic story, all the characters are great and link up really well. Another wonderful Milly Johnson book with nice stories of love and friendship

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Yorkshire Pudding Club

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Milly Johnson
    • Narrated By Colleen Prendergast
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (63)

    When three South Yorkshire friends picnic on top of an ancient fertility symbol, who could have known that within four months they would all have their own eggs fertilised! For Helen, pregnancy is a true come true. But the more the baby grows inside her, the more she can see her outwardly perfect marriage crumbling. For career-woman Janey, it is a nightmare. How could it have happened? She had her husband George, ecstatic at the prospect of being a dad, were always so careful over contraception.

    Stephanie says: "Fantastic"
    "The Yorkshire Pudding Club"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I always love all of them, but I especially like the men in Milly's books. I adore George and John in this book.


    Have you listened to any of Colleen Prendergast’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes I have listened to quite a few. I always enjoy the stories narrated by Colleen


    If you could take any character from The Yorkshire Pudding Club out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    George and John


    Any additional comments?

    Another fantastic book by Milly. I have listened to all of her books. Now I am patiently waiting for her to write another one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Summer Fling

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Milly Johnson
    • Narrated By Colleen Prendergast
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (54)

    When Christie blows in like a warm wind to take over their department, five very different women find themselves thrown together at work…Anna, 39, is left reeling after her fiancé’s departure with a younger woman. Then there’s Grace, trapped in a loveless marriage. Can she prevent 33-year-old Dawn from making the same mistake? At 28, Raychel would seem to be the happiest, with a loving husband and their cosy nest for two. But what dark secrets make Raychel so unwilling to open up?

    Amazon Customer says: "Good Overall"
    "A Summer Fling"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would, it's a lovely story of friendship


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Summer Fling?

    All of it is good, but I love it when they all go to Christies house to watch Anna on Jane's Dames


    Which character – as performed by Colleen Prendergast – was your favorite?

    I love all of them so much!! But I really love the guys in this one, Al, Vlad and Nicki


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would but it's a bit long to do that.


    Any additional comments?

    Another fantastic Milly Johnson book. I have listened to this book twice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Here Come the Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Milly Johnson
    • Narrated By Colleen Prendergast
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Ven, Roz, Olive and Frankie have been friends since school. They day-dreamed of glorious futures, full of riches, romance and fabulous jobs. Twenty-five years later, Olive cleans other people's houses to support her lazy, out-of-work husband and his ailing mother. Roz cannot show her caring husband Manus any love because her philandering ex has left her trust in shreds. And she and Frankie have fallen out big time. But Ven is determined to reunite her friends and realise the dream they had of taking a cruise before they hit 40.

    Jan says: "Great Holiday Read"
    "Here come the girls"
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    What made the experience of listening to Here Come the Girls the most enjoyable?

    It is a fantastic story and the narration is fabulous to listen to


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Here Come the Girls?

    I love the whole story but the best bit is the end


    What about Colleen Prendergast’s performance did you like?

    I love her!! She does great accents and makes the stories great to listen to


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh quite a bit. The girls in the story have a good sense of humour. No tears in this one though


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to all of Milly Johnsons books and I just love them all SO much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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